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Column: Dethroning the King

April 22, 2015

Well, we’re officially into the NBA Playoffs, as of Saturday. Despite the NBA season lasting 82 games, it feels like just yesterday I was writing my 2015 NBA season preview. That was all the way back in October. Let’s take a look at how I did — not good — and dish out some postseason Read More

Sheridan beats wind, East for fourth straight win

April 20, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School Lady Broncs overcame two obstacles Saturday as they fought through vicious winds and the Cheyenne East Lady Thunderbirds for a 2-1 victory. The weather forced the Sheridan coaching staff to make a lofty decision before the game even started, opting to go against the wind for the first 20 Read More

Jets split season opener with Gillette

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Jets baseball team kicked off the season Sunday, splitting a doubleheader with the Gillette Rustlers. The young Jets team utilized a five-run fourth inning to come back and beat the Rustlers in the first game. The season got off on the wrong foot as the Jets gave up two runs in Read More

Lady Broncs dominate Cheyenne Central

April 18, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Cheyenne Central Lady Indians soccer team broke their huddle Friday afternoon with a loud “C-Unit” chant, but they could have used a little more 50 Cent and less Tony Yayo as Sheridan dominated the game for a 5-0 victory. The Lady Broncs struck early and often, pressuring the Central defense all over Read More

Rec district shifts discussion back to Kendrick Pool

April 16, 2015

SHERIDAN — The agenda for yesterday’s Sheridan Recreation District board meeting looked pretty simple: A parks update, preparations for baseball season, a budget schedule for the upcoming fiscal year. They were standard topics for this time of year. But a brief preview of the budget schedule quickly shifted to the ever-constant discussion of Kendrick Pool. Read More

Column: Putting on a pedestal

April 15, 2015

Jordan Spieth updated his wardrobe Sunday, adding a shiny, brand new green jacket to his closet. Spieth dominated the 81st playing of the Masters golf tournament, and flipped the world double birds on his way to the Green Jacket. It was never close, a start to finish victory for the 21-year-old from Dallas, Texas. He Read More

Lady Broncs take down Lady Plainsmen 3-2

April 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School girls soccer team took advantage of a wild final 10 minutes to take down Laramie 3-2 Friday night at Scott Field. It was an Emily Julian header that capped off a come-from-behind victory for the Lady Broncs in a game that saw the two teams trading blows throughout. After Read More

MISERY MANAGEMENT AT 29,000 FEET: Local climber takes on Mount Everest

SHERIDAN — It’s 20 degrees. The wind is blowing, and his oxygen level is about half of what he’s used to. He hasn’t slept much over the past few days, and he won’t for the next few. To make matters worse, he is crammed in a tent, mere inches away from another person — someone Read More

Broncs break ground on locker room, training facility

Donors and community members, from left, Craig Dougherty, Casey Osborn, Sue Osborn, Molly Steel, Dave Youngren, Bob Grammons, Cynthia Gray, John Ritterbusch, Mark Kinner, Jenny Craft, Cora Lee Davis and Tempe Murphy, are recognized for their contributions to the new locker room and training facility by breaking ground on the project Thursday at Sheridan High Read More

Column: Five tourney takeaways

April 8, 2015

Monday was the culmination of what most, myself included, consider one of the best NCAA tournaments in recent memory. That significant day means a few things in the sports world. The first? Baseball season. That’s not good news. I hope you guys got your fix on opening day, because we’re now stuck with 161 days Read More

BIG HORN MEETS FINAL FOUR: Wollenman earns academic honors, playing time in NCAA tourney

April 3, 2015

BIG HORN — When the Michigan State Spartans hop on a bus today, their final destination will be Lucas Oil Stadium. Just a few blocks from their hotel in Indianapolis and just over 250 miles from campus, Tom Izzo and the Spartans have made longer journeys this season. Sure, it is the Final Four. It Read More

Crow’s two goals lead Broncs to win over Gillette

SHERIDAN — Senior midfielder Joe Shassetz told his mom that in his first three years at Sheridan High School, he had never beaten Gillette on the soccer field. That changed last night when the Broncs dominated the Camels in a 3-0 victory at Scott Field. It didn’t take long for Dontae Crow to get his Read More

Stagnant Lady Broncs fall 1-0 to Gillette

SHERIDAN — After the Sheridan girls soccer team was held scoreless by the Gillette Lady Camels last night, head coach Mallery Marshall was admittedly surprised. Of all the things her Lady Broncs do well, their offensive prowess is typically the best. So a 1-0 loss to third-ranked Gillette was not what the coach had in Read More

Column: Fix it, Indiana

April 1, 2015

What is happening in Indiana? By now, I’m sure you know or have seen something about Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It’s made its way to the national headlines, #BoycottIndiana was trending worldwide on Twitter, and it even found its way onto Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. And now, here I am, writing about it Read More

Hanson proves to coach, herself she can play

March 27, 2015

SHERIDAN — On Dec. 6, 2014, Tiana Hanson wasn’t expecting to spend her Saturday night dealing with a bully. The Sheridan College women’s basketball team was on their home floor at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome with a matchup against the tough North Dakota State College of Science. Not even halfway through the season, Hanson Read More

Powers’ leadership shows on, off the mat

March 26, 2015

SHERIDAN — When Kerry Powers took to the mat this season, he had one major advantage over his opponents. They had never wrestled him before. They had never seen him wrestle before, so they had no idea what the 220-pounder was capable of. If you don’t know much about Powers, don’t feel bad. Although he’s Read More

Column: Shining moment in NCAA tourney

March 25, 2015

One of my least favorite moments in March Madness history was watching Adam Morrison ball his eyes out at center court in 2006. Morrison was the Co-Player of the Year that year (J.J. Redick), and his Gonzaga Bulldogs were a three-seed in the tourney facing off against two-seed UCLA. The Bruins scored the final 11 Read More

ROBBI RYAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sheridan junior earns Gatorade’s national award

March 20, 2015

SHERIDAN — When 6-foot-1 center Dylan Wright flew over an obstacle, somebody had to catch her. It was a team building function for the Sheridan High School girls basketball team, and 5-foot-8 Robbi Ryan braced herself as Wright came flying her way. The attempted catch didn’t go as planned, but it didn’t matter. Ryan put Read More

Column: Kentucky against the world

March 18, 2015

When the final horn of the college basketball season sounds in Indianapolis on April 6 and I fail to show up to work on the 7th, just know that I’ve enjoyed covering and writing about sports for you fine folks over the last 10 months. It’ll just be hard for me to come back to Read More

Semifinal heartbreaker: Lady Broncs lose 51-47 to Cheyenne East

March 13, 2015

SHERIDAN — Some coaches say defense wins games. Others put the emphasis on the foul line. Cheyenne East utilized both to take down the Sheridan Lady Broncs, 51-47, in yesterday’s state tournament semifinal matchup. While the Lady Thunderbirds shot just 61 percent from the charity stripe in the game, they got there a lot, especially Read More

Broncs fall to Kelly Walsh in opening round of state

SHERIDAN — A very poor afternoon offensively hurt the Sheridan High School boys basketball team in the opening round of the 4A state tournament as the Broncs fell to the Kelly Walsh Trojans 58-41. After both the Broncs and Trojans finished first in their respective conferences this season, a first-round matchup between the two teams Read More

Robbi Ryan named Wyoming girls basketball Gatorade Player of the Year

March 12, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School’s Robbi Ryan has been awarded the prestigious honor of Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year for the state of Wyoming. According to the Gatorade website, the Gatorade Player of the Year award was established in 1985 to recognize and celebrate the nation’s most outstanding high school talents for their Read More

Column: Let the madness begin

March 11, 2015

Hopefully everyone is tying up any and all loose ends at their office this week. Sunday begins a three-week stretch of sick days, slow internet speeds and pure madness. It’s Selection Sunday, the greatest sports day of the year, at least until the round of 64, or the opening round, or whatever they are calling Read More

Broncs fall to Gillette 66-64 in regionals

March 9, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School boys basketball team has made a habit of playing in games that come down to the wire, but they were on the wrong end of things in Saturday’s 4A East regional championship game against Gillette. After the Broncs squeaked out with a three-point win in the regional semifinal the Read More

Sheridan falls to Gillette 66-64 in regional championship

March 7, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School boys basketball team has made a habit of playing in games that come down to the wire, but they were on the wrong end of things in Satuday’s 4A East regional championship game against Gillette. Each team had a 9-0 run in the game, but neither team let the Read More

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